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He's not a bad sort of chap." Here was a chance to do a bit of tail-twisting by
proxy on the Gruffydd-Williamses' lion. "Oh, don't you think he is? I think he is
rather a bad sort of chap." "We've known him quite a long time, old boy,"
Whetstone said, ...
They lay claim to all sorts of knowledge they haven't got, and couldn't have, just
because they're afraid to admit there's anything they couldn't tackle. Well,
naturally that puts people off." "Yes, I suppose it would." "Don't want that to
happen this ...
He gazed for some time at a picture of an evil-looking jester capering idiotically
about, then said slowly: "To tell you the truth, John, I'm rather surprised that you
have any acquaintance of any sort with people like that." "You disapprove, do you
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nigeyb - LibraryThing
Very readable, albeit with an implausible upbeat ending. This book reminded me a bit of the John Updike Rabbit books. From what I recall, they also featured a central character who was unsure about ... Read full review
THAT UNCERTAIN FEELINGUser Review - Kirkus
A second book from one of the young English novelists (Lucky Jim was the first) continues his prodding of pomp and many circumstances, of upper class apings and ossified institutionalism. This takes ... Read full review